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Charles & Charles Art Den Hoe Riesling 2018
Wine Spectator 90
"Leads off with steely dryness before evolving to an off-dry profile, opening to star fruit, petrol and nectarine accents
layered on a plush finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases made.—T.F"

The Wine
The result is a wine that has a unique richness for Riesling as the high tones are even a bit higher. There's a touch more of the high tone key lime Mosel component that shines through to make for a more dynamic and complex profile.  ... read more
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Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Screw Cap
Item ID: #40018
Item Description
Wine Spectator 90
"Leads off with steely dryness before evolving to an off-dry profile, opening to star fruit, petrol and nectarine accents
layered on a plush finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases made.—T.F"

The Wine
The result is a wine that has a unique richness for Riesling as the high tones are even a bit higher. There's a touch more of the high tone key lime Mosel component that shines through to make for a more dynamic and complex profile. The aromatics have a distinct citrus zest, key lime, apricot, peach and summer flowers. Thankfully, none of the aromas or flavors dominate, allowing an underlying salinity and mineral component to shine through. The wine is beautifully balanced from a kiss of sugar and bright acidity

The Terroir
This Riesling is 100% from grapes grown on the Art Den Hoed vineyard, right on the outside edge of the Rattlesnake Hills AVA, in the Yakima Valley. Aside from Art’s great farming, what makes this vineyard special for world-class Riesling is the gently sloping, high elevation (1,250 feet) and shallow, well-drained Warden Series silt loam soils. The higher elevation maintains a mountain climate with much more moderate summer temperatures.

The Label
Hatch Show Print, the legendary poster shop from Nashville, TN created the original label from which this is based. It’s an abstract American Flag in honor of the tremendous wine heritage and current practice right here in our great country.

The Estate
THE PROJECT: A collaboration founded in 2008 between Food & Wine Magazine 2009 Winemaker of the year, Charles Smith (K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines) and Charles Bieler (Bieler Pere et Fils). The label is an abstract play on the American Flag done by the well loved and historic Nashville, TN poster shop, Hatch Show Print.

Charles Bieler and Charles Smith have teamed up on a delicious offering. Their collaboration—aptly named Charles and Charles—has yielded a single vineyard dry rosé and a red blend from the Wahluke Slope of Washington State.

Bieler has been making rosé in Provence, France with his family since 1992 and was one of the early champions of the category in the US. “In the late 90’s it was only top tier shops that would carry any rosé at all,” says Bieler, “and it took serious explanation to convince people that in fact not all pink wine was sweet. Now, every good restaurant and retailer loads up on at least a few for the warmer months. We’ve come a long way, baby.”
About Charles & Charles
THE PROJECT: A collaboration founded in 2008 between Food & Wine Magazine 2009 Winemaker of the year, Charles Smith (K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines) and Charles Bieler (Bieler Pere et Fils). The label is an abstract play on the American Flag done by the well loved and historic Nashville, TN poster shop, Hatch Show Print.

Charles Bieler and Charles Smith have teamed up on a delicious offering. Their collaboration--aptly named Charles and Charles--has yielded a single vineyard dry rosé and a red blend from the Wahluke Slope of Washington State.

Bieler has been making rosé in Provence, France with his family since 1992 and was one of the early champions of the category in the US. "In the late 90's it was only top tier shops that would carry any rosé at all," says Bieler, "and it took serious explanation to convince people that in fact not all pink wine was sweet. Now, every good restaurant and retailer loads up on at least a few for the warmer months. We've come a long way, baby."
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Posted byLauren on Mar 15, 2021Verified Purchase
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